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A Full Orbit of the Star S2 (without annotations)

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For one of the central stars, called S2, the astronomers were able to follow its complete 15 year long orbit! The star approached the black hole to within one light-day – this is only about five times the distance between the planet Neptune and the Sun.

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Id:eso0846h
Release date:10 December 2008
Related releases:eso0846
Duration:41s

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Type:• X - Quasars & Black Holes

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